Transalpine Gaul
geographical name the part of Gaul lying chiefly in what is now France & Belgium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Transalpine Gaul — ▪ Roman province, Europe Latin  Gallia Transalpina,         in Roman antiquity, the land bounded by the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees, the Atlantic, and the Rhine. It embraced what is now France and Belgium, along with parts of Germany,… …   Universalium

  • Transalpine Gaul — Transal′pine Gaul′ n. anh geg See under Gaul 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • Transalpine Gaul. — See under Gaul (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • Transalpine Gaul. — See under Gaul (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaul — Gaul1 [gôl] n. 1. a member of the Celtic speaking people of ancient Gaul 2. a Frenchman Gaul2 [gôl] [Fr < Frank * walha, Romans, foreigners, orig., Celts < WGmc * walhos < Celt name > WALES, WELSH, L Volcae] 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Gaul — ( la. Gallia) was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the River Rhine. In English, the word… …   Wikipedia

  • Transalpine — Trans*al pine, a. [L. transalpinus; trans across, beyond + Alpinus Alpine, from Alpes the Alps: cf. F. transalpin.] Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaul — /gawl/, n. 1. an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul) …   Universalium

  • Gaul — n. a native or inhabitant of ancient Gaul. Etymology: Gaul the country f. F Gaule f. Gmc * * * noun 1. a Celt of ancient Gaul • Derivationally related forms: ↑Gallic • Hypernyms: ↑Celt, ↑Kelt • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaul — I. noun Date: 1625 1. a Celt of ancient Gaul 2. Frenchman II. geographical name or Latin Gallia ancient country W Europe comprising the region now occupied by France & Belgium & at one time also the Po valley in N Italy see Cisalpine Gaul,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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